OS/390 and z/OS JCL

ISBN-10: 1890774146
ISBN-13: 9781890774141
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
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Description: A thoroughly redesigned and updated version of Murach's best-selling book that makes it easier than ever to learn how to use JCL (Job Control Language) on IBM mainframes. After you learn how to use JCL for the jobs that you run everyday, you will  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

A thoroughly redesigned and updated version of Murach's best-selling book that makes it easier than ever to learn how to use JCL (Job Control Language) on IBM mainframes. After you learn how to use JCL for the jobs that you run everyday, you will learn the advanced JCL skills that let you get the most from your operating system. Along the way, you'll learn how to use general-purpose utilities, the IDCAMS utility for VSAM files, and Unix system services. It's all there in the unique Murach style that has been training professional programmers for more than 25 years.

Doug E. Lowe is a senior quality consultant at Hewlett Packard's Software Engineering Systems Division, where he has developed software for computer-aided electronic design. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo, and has taught operating-systems architecture at the graduate level. Lowe is noted for presenting technical material in a way that is entertaining as well as informative. His "Approach 3 for Windows for Dummies" and "Approach 97 for Windows for Dummies" are among the 50 titles he has authored or co-authored. He is also a consulting editor for DOS World.

The IBM mainframe environment
An introduction to IBM mainframe systems
IBM mainframe processors
Input/output devices for IBM mainframes
The basic characteristics of a mainframe operating system
Operating systems for IBM mainframes
Perspective
OS/390 and z/OS concepts and terms
Virtual storage and multiprogramming concepts
How OS/390 manages data
How OS/390 processes data sets
How OS/390 manages user jobs
Key components in an OS/390 environment
Perspective
How to use ISPF to work with JCL
The ISPF user interface
How to use the ISPF editor
How to manage job execution and output
Perspective
JCL essentials
The basics of Job Control Language
How to code JCL statements
How to code the JOB statement
How to code the EXEC statement
How to code the DD statement for DASD data sets
How to code the DD statement for instream and SYSOUT data sets
Two complete job streams
Perspective
How to use JCL and JES facilities to manage program execution
The JOB and EXEC statements
How to code JES2/JES3 control statements
How to influence the way your job is scheduled
How to specify a job's storage requirements
How to establish processing limits
How to specify execution-related data sets
Perspective
How to use JCL facilities to allocate other types of DASD data sets
How to allocate temporary data sets
How to allocate other special-purpose data sets
How to use advanced space allocation subparameters
Other ways to allocate data sets
Perspective
How to manage tape data sets
Introduction to tape data sets
How to code the DD statement parameters for tape data sets
Perspective
How to manage SYSOUT data sets
The basics of the OUTPUT JCL statement
How to use DD and OUTPUT statement parameters for SYSOUT processing
JES2/JES3 control statements for SYSOUT data
Perspective
How to use JCL procedures
The basics of using JCL procedures
How to modify the statements in a procedure
How to use symbolic parameters within a procedure
Perspective
Other JCL skills
How to process jobs conditionally
OS/390 return codes
How to use the COND parameter
How to use the IF construct
Perspective
How to use RESTART and other program execution facilities
How to restart a job
Other facilities that influence the way a job is executed
Perspective
How to manage generation data groups
How to use a generation data group
How to manage a generation data group
Perspective
How to use the SMS facilities for data set allocation
Introduction to SMS
How to use SMS parameters in creating SMS-managed data sets
How to use SMS parameters in creating non-SMS data sets
Perspective
VSAM data management
VSAM concepts and terms
The three types of VSAM data sets
How VSAM manages data sets
Perspective
How to use JCL for VSAM data sets
How to use existing VSAM data sets
How to create VSAM data sets
Perspective
How to use Access Method Services (AMS)
How to code AMS jobs
How to use the DEFINE CLUSTER command to define a data set
How to use the LISTCAT command to print catalog information
How to use the ALTER and DELETE commands
How to print and copy data sets
How to define and build an alternate index
Perspective
OS/390 tools for the application programmer
How to use JCL procedures to compile and test programs
Program development concepts
The IBM procedures for program development
How to use some of the IBM procedures
Perspective
How to use the OS/390 utility programs
Introduction to OS/390 utilities
Utilities that copy and move data sets
Utilities that print data sets
Utilities for handling partitioned data sets and VTOCs
Miscellaneous utilities
Perspective
How to use the sort/merge utility
The basics of using the sort/merge utility
Other sort/merge control statements
Application programs that do internal sorts and merges
Perspective
How to use TSO, CLIST, and REXX
Introduction to TSO commands
Introduction to CLIST procedures
Introduction to REXX
Perspective
How to use UNIX System Services
The file structure in a UNIX system
How to work with HFS files using TSO commands
How to invoke OS/390 UNIX System Services
How to work with HFS files through JCL
How to invoke OS/390 UNIX System Services through JCL
Perspective

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